A new game for the NES and modern platforms
Classic literature meets classic gaming in Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure! This 2D platformer stars Jane Austen, English novelist, who finds herself in an 8-bit video game. The game runs on real NES hardware from the 1980s, and on modern systems - Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
- Battle characters from Jane Austen's novels!
- Explore 8-bit England!
- Defeat enemies with a quill!
- Restore Miss Austen's books to the 8-bit library!
Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure is available again on physical NES cartridges!
Preorder your physical copy here.
- The preorder period will last from February 20 through March 4, 2024.
- Once preorders close, allow about 1 month for production.
- Cartridges will ship in April from Broke Studio in France.
- Price is $50 + the cost of shipping from France.
A note on pricing: Cartridges from the initial production run were priced at $60, and that included the cost of shipping within the US (or a partial amount toward shipping outside the US). Since we are shipping from France this time, we're breaking out shipping costs separately and we've set the price of the cartridge at $50.
Download for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)
The Steam and itch.io downloads include Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure for Windows, Mac, and Linux (supports Steam Deck), plus a bonus NES ROM file that you can play in the emulator of your choice. Or, you can purchase the Mac version directly from the Mac App Store.
Download for Android
Now available for Android! Get it on Google Play or Amazon Appstore - for phones, tablets, and TVs. Play with a controller or touchscreen.
More Ways to Play
Play on Antstream Arcade, or check out the demo on Argon!
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“Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure (2023, Bitwise Reprise) is a delightful throwback to the NES games of yore.
Bitwise Reprise has given us the Regency platformer we should have had all along.
If you're a fan of Austen's work, SMB, Castlevania, and libraries, check it out!”
— E.C. Myers, Twitter
“Jane Austen's 8-bit Adventure from Bitwise Reprise and Matthew Justice is a bright, colorful,
and unique look at literary history…” Twitter
“This game's great… Tons of fun!” YouTube
— Obscure Games and Consoles
“This is a no-nonsense platformer where you're hopping from platform to platform, collecting pages of a book,
and using a quill (yes, a quill) to fend off enemies. It's kind of like if Mario and Castlevania had a baby
and that baby was raised by a British author from the 1800s.”
— The Game Beaters, YouTube
- Press Kit
- Release History
- Adapting Jane Austen's World to a Retro Video Game
- Releasing a game for the NES in 2024